According to JAZZIT magazine, Manrico Seghi is one of the best Italian jazz organist; his style is characterized by a solid bass lines and a fluid phrasing that mixes a soul-full sound with a deep knowledge of bebop tradition.
Born in Fucecchio (Florence) in 1980, he started to play piano at the age of four, starting soon to perform with some of the best jazz musicians in Florence.
He got soon fascinated by the sound of the Hammond organ, which led him to discover all the great masters of this instrument: Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Richard Groove Holmes, Shirley Scott, Don Patterson, Pat Bianchi, Larry Goldings.
He had the chance to attend several masterclasses with the great JoeyDeFrancesco, from whom he received many advices and words of appreciation.
Then he mastered his knowledge of the instrument with the American organist Pat Bianchi, currently considered one of the most important organists in the world, who will always be a source of huge inspiration.
Over the years he has performed with some of the most well-known musicians on the International Jazz scene, such as Ed Cherry, Scott Hamilton, Joe Magnarelli, Rachel Gould, Byron Landham, Flavio Boltro, Fabrizio Bosso, Emanuele Cisi, Nico Gori, Dario Cecchini, Fabrizio Morganti, Carlo Atti, Massimo Manzi, and many others.
In 2017 he gives birth to the “Manrico Seghi Trio” with the participation of Byron Wookie Landham, drummer from Philadelphia, now become a dear friend and mentor.
Landham, considered one of the best jazz drummers of his generation, has performed with some of the most famous musicians in the history of jazz: George Benson, Pat Martino, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, George Coleman, BettyCarter, Bobby Hutcherson and many others. The trio is completed with the young guitarist Davide Palladin (Jimmy
Cobb, Scott Hamilton and Marc Habrams) .
In 2019 Manrico released his first album as leader “Food House”, which is already getting many good reviews and positive feedbacks.